The Best EP’s (and singles) of 2016


 

Here’s NoSnobsAllowed’s first “Best of 2016” list this year. I’ve gathered the best extended plays and standalone singles from past 12 month, which as you can see was a generous period of time. It was very difficult to put them in order according to any other criteria other than alphabetically.


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Abra – Princess (True Panther Records)

Best Track: VEGAS


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Alex Frankel – Negative Space (ADF Records)

Best Track: Get Back [Listen on Soundcloud]


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Aphex Twin – Cheetah (Warp)

Best Track: CIRKLON3 [Kolkhoznaya Mix] [Watch the video on YouTube]


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Bibio & Olivier St. Louis – The Serious E.P. (Warp)

Best Track: [Listen to EP sampler]


Burial – YOUNG DEATH/NIGHTMARKET (Hyperdub)


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Best track: Basslines For Life [Listen on Soundcloud]


chaosincbdinvisibleepChaos In CDB – Invisible Spectrum (Rhythm Section International)

Best Track: Significant Others


cdw_ep_final_front_skh2wfCharlotte Day Wilson – CDW (self-released)

[listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Work


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Cliché – Carré Magique (Self-Realesed)

Best Track: Carré Magique [listen on Soundcloud]


cs3012498-02a-bigDetroit Swindle – In Reverse (Heist Recordings)

[Listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Future Imperfect


disclosure-moog-for-love-640x640Disclosure – MOOG For Love (Island Records)

Best Track: BOSS (Radio Edit) [Listen]


ekkahEkkah & Dām-Funk (Sony) – Space Between Us/What’s Up & Ekkah x Real Love – Don’t Give Up/Figure It Out (Sony) [Ekkah’s YouTube Channel]


floating-points-kuiper.jpgFloating Points – Kuiper (Pluto)

Best Track: For Marmish part II [Listen on Soundcloud]


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Groeni – Hinde (Wondercore)

Best Track : Herde [Listen on You Tube]


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Best Track: Spiders [Listen]


Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz (DFA)

Best Track: Stereotypes


hudson-scott-clay-ep-artwork-608x608Hudson Scott – Clay (Self-released)

[listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Gone


jenskurossepJens Kuross – Jens Kuross (Aesop) [listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: Nobody’s Problem


Futerman – My Favourite Merchant (Church)

[listen on Soundcloud]


Junior Boys – Kiss Me All Night

Best Track: Yes


liss-first-packshotLiss – First (XL Recording)

Best Track: Sorry [listen on Soundcloud]


barn041Lukas Nystrand Von Unge – Studio Barnhus EP No. 2 (Studio Barnhus) [listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track: It Always Rains


milkaltversM.I.L.K. – Following The Sun (Alternative Versions)

Best Track: Blondage Version [listen on Soundcloud]


 

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Best Track: This Goes On [listen on Soundcloud]


lamentationsMoses Sumney – Lamentations (Self-released)

Best Track: Lonely World [watch on You Tube]


Motorama – Holy Day (Talitres)


mmmboiiNite Funk (aka Nite Jewel & Dam Funk) – Nite Funk (Glydezone)

Best Track: Let Me Be Me [listen on Soundcloud]


1200x630bf.jpgOlivier St.Louis (formerly Olivier Daysoul)- Mr St.Louis (2016 reissue) (Jakarta Records)

 


PREP – Futures (B3SCI Records)

Best Track: Cheapest Flight


 

Rim Kwaku Obeng and Kasa – Love For Real/Gas Line (The Mukatsuku Edits)


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Sam Wills –So Bright (NxtGen Records) [listen on You Tube]

Best Track: Unify


Sau Poler – Memorabilia (Atomnation)

Best Track: Signes


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Seramic – Found (GMF Records) [listen on Soundcloud]

Best Track : Waiting


Serpentwithfeet – Blisters (Tri Angle Records)

Best Track: four ethers


Various Artists – Profil De Face presents Cercle Subaquatique

 

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Top 20 EP’s of 2014


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20. Skalpel – Simple (electronic, jazz, sampled) 


 

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19. Shivum Sharma – Flicker [listen here]


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18. V/A – The Very Polish Cut-outs Sampler vol 3


 

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17. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (dance, electronic, pop)


 

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16. Panes – Panes (post-dubstep, soul)


 

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15. Hypoluxo – Feelings (alternative, indie, shoegaze)


 

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14. Sasha Keable – Lemongrass & Limeleaves (electronic pop, soul) [free download here]


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13. Pale – The Comeback (electronic, post-dubstep, dark urban)


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12. Spooky Black – Leaving (singer-songwriter, acoustic, electronic)

[listen and free download here]


 

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11.The Mary Onettes – Portico (indie rock, scandinavian, retro pop)


10. Nancy Whang – The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks (nudisco, electronic, covers)


 

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9. Róisín Murphy – Mi Senti (electronic pop) [stream here]


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8. Willow Smith – III (electronic soul) [stream via Google Play]


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7. Movement – Movement (electronic, post-dubstep, dark urban) [Movement’s soundcloud]


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6. Nao – So Good (electronic, post-dubstep, soul, urban)

 


 

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5. Daniel Wilson – Boy Who Cried Thunder (new soul)


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4. GL- GL (synthpop, 80’s revival) [stream, info, download here]


 

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3. Juce! – Taste The Juce!

(urban, soul, 90’s revival) [Juce!’s Soundcloud]


 2. Ben Khan – 1992

(electronic, post-dubstep, dark urban)


 1. Shamir – Northtown

(future soul, electronic, urban)

Honourable mentions:

Royce Wood Junior – Rover

Monsoonsiren – Falstrati

RSS B0YS – Fly

Jon Hopkins – Asleep Versions

Lxury – Raid

Fiance – EP1

Mokadem – EP

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Traveling at the Speed of Music: Melt Yourself Down – We Are Enough/Fix My Life


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Melt Yourself Down is a London based punk funk band composed of musicians previously working with/in Transglobal Underground, Mulate Astatke and Acoustic Ladyland. The two tracks released so far via Bandcamp bring a fresh (at least for me) fusion of a energetic punky pogo, shouty vocals ala White Denim, some fuzzy guitars, a pulsating Afrobeat rhythms and a frantic sax improvisation. We Are Enough, the one below, is particularly addictive and provides a strong global feel.

WARNING!!!

The video below contains flashing images!

February 27, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Traveling sounds, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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